Just a few days after Uganda Rugby Crane’s disastrous campaign in Africa Cup in Madagascar were Peter Magona’s charges were relegated from the tier 1A category, focus now turns to the 2013 Nile Special Uganda Cup tournament that kicks-off this weekend.
Action will commence in upcountry locations including Mukono, Gulu, Jinja, Llira among others.
“We will be having super 8 teams travel upcountry and have their players play against those players up there which I think helps in talent identification and awareness of the sport,” Uganda Rugby Union rugby manager Yayiro Kasasa told reporters after launching the tournament.
League champions MTN Heathens who lost 14-13 to foes Kobs at Kyadondo last year host minnows Mbale Elephants at 5:00pm at Kyadondo while G4S Pirates hit the road to Gulu in the north to face Gulu Elephants.
Saturday July 20 Fixtures
Heathens v Mbale Elephants, 5:00 pm
Sheraton Stallions v Sadolin Mongers, 3:00pm
D’Mark Kobs v Lira Bulls, 5pm
Mutoni Warriors v Boks, 5pm
Gulu Elephants v G4S Pirates, 4:00pm
UCU v Easy money Rhinos, 4:30pm
Xfm Impis v Rams, 5:00pm
Nile v Buffaloes, 4:30pm